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Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is a national Zionist lobbying and propaganda organization, which peddles overt racism, Islamophobia, and homophobia. The ZOA established a chapter in Boston in 2018. JewishBoston reports that the "ZOA’s stated goals are to educate the public, elected officials, the media and college and high-school students about Israel’s challenges with the hostile countries that surround it; to promote strong relations between the U.S. and Israel; and to protect Jewish college and high-school students from harassment and discrimination."

In spite of the Zionist Organization of America's overt white supremacy, Islamophobia, and homophobia, the ZOA is a member organization of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston, meaning that the ZOA votes upon and shapes the decisions of the JCRC Boston, along with the JCRC's 38 other member organizations. The ZOA's inclusion within the JCRC stands in sharp contrast to the JCRC of Greater Boston's strict insistence that member organizations who so much as co-host an event alongside opponents of Zionism will be expelled from the JCRC.

Boston, MA

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